Author: Hetukar Jha
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8173044228
This book comprising contributions of five eminent scholars presents incisive thoughts and arguments on some of the key concepts used in the discourses of social sciences and history today for understanding the dynamics of society and history of India.
This book comprising the contributions of five eminent scholars presents critical appraised of some of the key concepts used in the discourses of social sciences and history today for understanding the dynamics of society and history of India.
Ramakrishna Mukherjee diagnoses the deficiency of the leading approaches relating to caste and class in sociology and anthropology and, then, offers a more appropriate alternative. Binay Bhushan Chaudhurie’s focus is on tribe-caste relationship. His analysis reveals that such concepts as ‘Hinduization’, ‘tribe-caste continuum’, ‘tribalization’, etc., used in anthropology and history prove to be rather weak in representing this relationship. Sabyasachi Bhattacharya deals with ‘regional’ history. He analyses the concept of region and the way it is used in historical studies. He suggests regional-nation approach in this context to which Surendra Gopal introduces ‘local’ history and demonstrates the meaningfulness of local-regional-national approaches. K.S. Singh study of a fourteenth century work further contributes to this perspective.
This book contains incisive thoughts and arguments regarding the courses of social sciences and history in India.